Florida Takes the Prize for Most Speedy State

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While known for their abundance of oranges, alligators, and inability to run a problem free election, Florida can now also be known as the speeding state.

According to a national traffic study from Carinsurancequotes.com, drivers speeding in Florida or more likely to get caught and cited than in any oter state.

The study was compiled of data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, CNBC.com, Governors Highway Safety Association, JoeTaxpayer.com, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

To be fair, the findings may not be as much a reflection of its drivers, but more a reflection of law enforcement agencies.

Florida ranks 10th in the nation for states with the worst speed traps.

In 2011, Florida police issued 17,995 traffic citations for speeding above the posted limit and 6,132 citations issued to motorists driving too fast for conditions according to the Florida Highway Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

While it may just sound like a scheme for the state of Florida to create revenue, it is actually great that the law enforcement agencies are taking initiative to fight this very dangerous maneuver many drivers attempt on the road every day.

Thousands of people are injured and killed on the roads each year due to speeding drivers.

If you or someone you know is involved or injured in a car accident in Florida, contact the Politis & Matovina car accident attorneys immediately for a free consultation and learn how to protect your rights.

Deputy harmed for doing his job

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A deputy trying to do his job fell victim to the actions of another drunken driver. Around 4:46 a.m., the store manager at Love’s Truck Stop on U.S. 1 called for help as he noticed a customer to be clearly intoxicated with the intent to continue driving.

When the deputy arrived, he placed his patrol car in front of the perpetrator’s, prompting the perpetrator to try and flee by backing out. In the process of backing out, he pinned the deputy against the gas pump. He then fled the scene, driving the wrong way down U.S. 1, only to be eventually stopped with stop-sticks near Nova Road and Old Kings road.

Although initial reports do not indicate the status of the deputy’s possible injuries, there is no denying that people sustain injuries far too often because of the acts of an intoxicated person. It is because of this that the proper preparations are of that much more the essence. An experienced attorney can instruct you how to act in the midst of such an unfortunate occurrence, which will in turn hopefully lessen the effects and allow you to being your quick and speedy recovery.

Get in touch with your local drunk driving accident attorney at the Legal Office of David Grey in Los Angeles now so that you can start preparing for a tragedy that you hopefully never have to experience.

Criminal Speeding in Arizona

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When driving on the open road you can generally navigate freely without much concern about how it will affect your criminal record. However in Arizona, once you exhibit especially reckless speeding behavior it is no longer a civil matter, but a criminal matter.

In Arizona you can get a Class 3 misdemeanor instead of a simple traffic ticket if you exceed 85 mph anywhere, exceed 35 mph while approaching a school crossing, or travel faster than the posted speed limit by more than 20 mph. If your speeding ticket stems from a drag racing situation you may receive an elevated Class 1 misdemeanor.

Criminal speeding is punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail and up to a $500 fine with surcharges and one year of probation. A court may also call for 3 points against your license and a possible license suspension. Some offenders are offered the option of attending traffic / defensive driving school as a part of their punishment. If the course is successfully completed criminal charges may be stricken from their record.

If you have been charged with criminal speeding it is important to understand that a charge will affect your life more than an average speeding ticket. Contact a criminal attorney  to minimize your consequences.